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Namrata Singh Gujral: Triumph through turmoil

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by ASJAD NAZIR COMEDY drama 5 Weddings is a film that almost didn’t get made despite having high-level support. Producer/director Namrata Singh Gujral was struck down by life threatening breast cancer, and years after recovering from that she was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of blood cancer. After bravely battling back from the brink, she revisited her passion project of a comedy about an American reporter covering five weddings in India with an added interesting emotional layer about hijras. “My investors didn’t share my sentiments on adding the hijra story line to the film. We needed to go back…

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